Dobbies To Open Swansea Store On Monday

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Social distancing measures will be implemented to allow the garden centre to operate safely.

The reopening of the Siemens Way store comes after the Welsh Government gave the go ahead to all garden centres -  subject to certain rules being followed to ensure the safety of staff and shoppers.

Dobbies has told us there will be a limited number of customers permitted in the store at one time, with people asked to shop alone, if possible. A queuing system will be in operation outside the store, with two metre markers in place to help maintain social distancing. Hand sanitising and trolley cleaning stations will be available at the store entrance.

Protective screens have been installed at tills and customers will be asked to pay with card or contactless, where possible. Appropriate PPE has been provided for team members, who will also receive training and regular briefings on how to keep themselves and customers safe. Rigorous daily hygiene routines will continue throughout the store.

Whilst the restaurant and soft play will remain temporarily closed, Dobbies will offer a takeaway menu including hot and cold drinks, soups, toasties, panini and selected bakery items from Thursday 14 May. Club Plus members will be able to redeem their hot drink credits and birthday treat vouchers.

Graeme Jenkins, CEO of Dobbies, said: “We have taken care to ensure we are following guidance provided by the Government, British Retail Consortium and Horticultural Trade Association to reopen responsibly.

“Our team is well prepared, social distancing measures are in place and we look forward to welcoming customers back into our Swansea store.

“I would like to thank our team members and customers for their understanding during these uncertain times.”

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